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Mitchell writes: "Logan and her producer, if this implosion continues, must go, promptly, a la Dan Rather."

CBS correspondent Lara Logan interviews Dylan Davies on 60 Minutes. (photo: CBS)
CBS correspondent Lara Logan interviews Dylan Davies on 60 Minutes. (photo: CBS)

'60 Minutes' Implodes After New Revelations About Star Benghazi Witness

By Greg Mitchell, The Nation

08 November 13


riday Update: CBS and Lara Logan apologize. Just a mistake. No word on any firings, which must follow. Looks like they want it just over and done with. Gross journalist malfeasance. Remember, Logan boasted about her intimate involvement with the story for a full year. Unlike, say, Dan Rather, who got called in and was more of a host, not chief reporter.

And let us also recall Logan trashing Michael Hastings' reporting.

Erik Wemple at Washington Post seems to think Lara Logan and CBS apology is enough. Far from it.

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+53 # neohip 2013-11-08 17:07
To paraphrase Mark Twain: "If you don't watch 60 Minutes you are uninformed. If you watch it, you are misinformed." Truth in corporate media? How entertaining! I am currently rereading a rather clever tome by George Orwell. . .
+9 # Douglas Jack 2013-11-09 19:47
Few are asking about the original lies & ignorance, which developed our force-fed media nation false 'hates' of Muammar Gaddafi. RETHINK VIOLENCE from the beginning.NATO Libyan bombing kills 50,000 children, women & men directly in collateral bomb damage (+ 150,000 indirectly). Clinton doesn't heed Libya's Green Movement's GM nor African Union appeals for open negotiations & UN mandates in disputed areas. Only cowards bomb other peoples/nations when formal both-sided, equal-time, recorded & published dialogues are available to all of us everywhere.
+18 # sophiacat1 2013-11-08 20:05
What's the frequency, Lara?
+64 # PaineRad 2013-11-09 01:36
The comparison to Rather is interesting. Rather's story was fundamentally accurate as comments from others at the Texas Air National Guard base demonstrate and as later recovered pay records prove; only one document was not. In this case nothing about the Benghazi story is accurate.
+29 # RMDC 2013-11-09 04:43
This was just a typical Lara Logan report. Most of her work is based on false reporting and bogus sources. Nothing she reports is of interest. She just entertainment.
+31 # riverhouse 2013-11-09 07:02
Reporters and news sources are not held accountable for producing false news stories. They speak whatever lies they please, either for ideological persuasion or because they simply are too lazy and too in search of a "scandalous" story to check their facts before airing falsehoods. Logan should be taken off the air. It will be impossible to believe anything she says now.
+44 # Charles3000 2013-11-09 07:23
The first time I saw / heard her on TV I pegged her as a propagandist for the "system" as she saw it and not a serious reporter. She may even think that is the way you are supposed to do it but it cannot be excused. If she is canned it will be good for the profession. We need not only truth in reporting, we need some intellectual professionalism too.
+13 # pbbrodie 2013-11-09 10:40
I just don't understand why your comment isn't getting hundreds of thumbs up!
+22 # RHytonen 2013-11-09 09:30
This is why we "cut the cable."

Anyone presenting "NEWS" who hears the word Benghazi -by NOW- and doesn't immediately hear in ther mind a chorus of CUCKOOS drowning out whatever comes next, doesn't have the intelligence to walk down the street safely, never mind the qualifications to be presenting the news on public media.

OR ELSE - they're paid, corrupt corporatist CUCKOOS themselves-
CRIMINAL liars manipulating the public.

And I do not for a moment suspect major networks of the former explanation.
What this twit is doing for her masters is, apologizing that they got caught
+15 # Dale 2013-11-09 09:55
too bad! 60 Minutes used to be the only mainstream media that did good exposes.
With regard to Benghazi, no new sources has pointed out that the Ambassador was a point man for the war crimes of orchastrating the NATO bombing of Libya and the eventual murder of Gadaffi and that the Special Forces guarding the compound attached are essentially hired assassins at the service of whatever crime they are ordered to commit. They are victims of a war the U.S. started, not some kind of heros or victims of terrorism.
+11 # ganymede 2013-11-09 20:05
This whole episode is a perfect example of corporate journalism at its worst/best. 60 Minutes has seen better days. If the producers at CBS had their poltical head screwed on properly they would have known that this guys story was flukey, just like the whole tragic Benghazi gambit has been totally hyped by the rightwingers, who never got too exercised by Bush/Cheney's treasonous Iraqi War or Reagan's little error in Lebanon that cost a few hundred Marines their lives. While not quite on the level of the New York Times hype on Saddam Hussein's 'weapons of mass destruction', Ms Logan deserves to lose our job just as the foolish Times's reporter, Judy what's-her-name , did.
+5 # tomo 2013-11-10 20:09
I will be surprised if Logan goes the way of Dan Rather. There was an agenda of the Bush people in the Rather case. Cleverly, they fed him a true story on a forged document. CBS was a little too weak in the knees when the trap was sprung. Instead of standing tall with their ambushed soldier, they cut Rather loose to twist in the wind.

While there's a lot of dirty laundry still clinging to the Benghazi episode
(with a major interest in keeping it hidden), I doubt Logan was the specific target of a set-up--she doesn't have the enemies Rather did. My hunch: she will make her apologies, and continue to perform on 60 Minutes
+1 # Annietime13 2013-11-11 01:19
She stays

Michael Hastings,,,,,,, MICHAEL Hastings,,,,,,, ,,,MICHAEL HASTINGS..
0 # larrypayne 2013-11-11 14:52
While waiting for the Logan apology, I sat through the Scott Pelly segment on the war photographer who had been kidnapped by a rogue faction of Syrian rebels. I'm not sure what point the segment was trying to make but I got the feeling I was hearing more lies while waiting for them to apologize for the Benghazi lies.

Perhaps this bit of propaganda is the start of selling us the idea that the rebels are as bad as their claims about Assad and NATO must go in and punish them all. Photographer Schrier came across as fake as Benghazi liar Dylan Davies in my opinion. How can anyone who has been terrorized and tortured, smile and be that unemotional when describing what happened to him?
+2 # RICHARDKANEpa 2013-11-11 21:59
I don't know Morgan Jones real name Dylan Davis said. He is actually a security guard with the British Firm Blue Mountain Group

However Ambassador Chris Stevens spoke fluent Arabic the only non-translator who did and was the most self in-charge official in the US government since J Elgar Hoover practically owned the FBI.

No one wants to blame a dead man for being stupid and ignoring security. However when the Navy Seals tried to rescue him, defying orders, they couldn't find him. I think he knowingly wanted to die realizing that most Muslims would think the most undeserving of punishment American was killed as punishment for the anti-Muslim porn flick and thus his sacrifice stopped back and forth revenge killings and could have led to deaths of many thousands or more.


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